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Member postings for Ady1

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Thread: Parallel Universe
07/04/2022 11:07:52

parallel universe

Blairs weapons of mass destruction were Putins nazis

07/04/2022 10:59:14

The narrative fits the agenda, it always has

Anyone remember the Iraq invasion?

Thread: MEW, ME, RCM&E and Model Boats under new ownership.
05/04/2022 18:48:25

Good luck to all at ME/MEW with future developments

I'm wondering if the new owners are going to put all the back issues of the ME online, there's some serious leveraging of the business possible if they do that

Edited By Ady1 on 05/04/2022 18:50:49

Thread: Lathe gear calculation
05/04/2022 13:24:34

26.000000 -0.000000 n[40] n[50] n[25] n[65]
26.000000 -0.000000 n[40] n[60] n[30] n[65]
26.000000 -0.000000 n[40] n[65] n[25] n[50]
26.000000 -0.000000 n[40] n[65] n[30] n[60]
26.000000 -0.000000 n[40] n[65] n[35] n[70]
26.000000 -0.000000 n[40] n[70] n[35] n[65]

Thread: Why is electricity so expensive?
05/04/2022 11:43:43

The Windscale cleanup was 100 billion and counting the last time they even bothered putting it into the news

That was 2, 3 4 years ago?

05/04/2022 10:35:27
Posted by Samsaranda on 05/04/2022 10:31:14:

Ady, the railways are no better down here in England. Dave W

At least your guys are busy, our "busy" is a Glasgow train arriving every 30 minutes

I recall reading that around 5500 trains hit the Southeast zone every weekday morning

That's 10 to 20 trains a minute

Edited By Ady1 on 05/04/2022 10:39:49

05/04/2022 10:25:52

They kept Scotlands water nationalised, politics schmolitics because of the SNP

edit: The railways are a mess, they've always been a mess up here, Scottish rail seems to be a sinkhole for bolshevik employees and incompetent managers

Edited By Ady1 on 05/04/2022 10:32:20

05/04/2022 10:11:08

Just Nationalise it all, like with the water

Private companies can only gouge you if a government deconstructs a utility sector into a messy pile of bits

Offshore wind definitely needs to be nationalised

My nationalised water bill for the year is 270

sewerage 314

05/04/2022 02:08:15

Privatisation was always going to make things more expensive

Plus there's secret hidden costs not itemised in your bill, to hand out as green grants to private companies

It's like paying someone to build you a house

and then you rent it from them

winner winner chicken dinner!

as long as you're not one of the poor people

My favourite was when EDF put up UK prices by 10% while the French Govenment told them to hold French price rises at 2.5%

Edited By Ady1 on 05/04/2022 02:09:55

Thread: "Kiv" or Kiev?
04/04/2022 09:58:42

Scotch Whisky

Thread: Cutting Carbon Fibre
03/04/2022 10:17:19

Check out a couple of fishing rod repair sites?

"fixing a carbon fibre rod tip" could yield decent returns

03/04/2022 10:00:51

Would heat work to seal the ends and then rub them flat? you would need a metal insert in the hole

My jobs with fishing rod and umbrella carbon fibre have always been a bit of a nightmare

Edited By Ady1 on 03/04/2022 10:02:40

Thread: Holding taps in a drill press
03/04/2022 09:51:51
Posted by pgrbff on 03/04/2022 09:07:35:

Thank you both. I have always used the drill press so tapped holes are perpendicular.

Can't believe I didn't think of pushing the tap further into the chuck!

Made my morning that, nice to know I am not alone

I would like to welcome you to the best forum on the net for growing old and daft in good company

Thread: Living with an Amadeal (Weiss) VM32L
02/04/2022 13:03:37

If I was going to get serious about milling then that's the sort of spec I would go for

250 KGs though...

but bigger tends to be better

Thread: Pantograph Plasma Shape Cutting Machine
31/03/2022 23:55:15

Looks like a very capable setup

Are you going to do a construction article?

Thread: The Future is upon us
31/03/2022 11:27:06

I thought it was an April fools but we're a day early


Could actually sell quite well in China etc where full face mask wearing was common long before covid 19

"eye catching"


Edited By Ady1 on 31/03/2022 11:33:35

Thread: Battery powered PIR light failing to switch off
28/03/2022 22:54:53

With the lights I use it starts happening when the batteries get run down, weird things can happen when the voltages start to dip

Sometimes it fixes itself but I usually need to plug in newly recharged batteries

Thread: Gasless MIG welding
28/03/2022 10:29:53

Had a look at your youtube link and that MIG unit looks like the biz for an amateur who has to do all sorts of rubbish jobs

130 max is your only limit here, so thinner materials only, but the big stuff is a doddle with stick anyway, it's the thin stuff thats fussy

I think the advantage MIG gets for thin work is the "pushing in" of material as it works


Edited By Ady1 on 28/03/2022 10:53:05

28/03/2022 10:11:54

Plenty of stuff on youtube about welding thin materials

The only "easy" route seems to be a good TIG unit with a bottle

Any other cheapy route will need a lot of practice and experimentation, I tried with stick for quite a while and the level of concentration needed was too much for an old guy, and there were just too many variables

I haven't tried thin sheets with gasless MIG yet but if you do get one get a decent unit for a nice steady arc, I dumped my £100 lidl unit and got a Vevor type one for 200+, the electrics are far better and the welding much easier, a better machine will always give you a better chance of doing a decent job

Youtube is your pal here, spend an evening filtering through the garbage to find the more useful videos

Edited By Ady1 on 28/03/2022 10:13:44

Thread: Finding things
24/03/2022 16:38:16

Lidl had some packs of reflective coloured tape a couple of months ago which were quite cheap, and I like cheap, so I bought a pack and taped up the stuff I use a lot

all my ratchet spanners are orange, my favourite screwdriver has yellow, the nest of plugs in one corner has a triangular orange bit suck on the drill plug and a green square on the grinder plug kinda thing, red is on other oft used bits

Definitely makes life a bit easier and more efficient because colours can be so much easier to spot

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